Urban Tote

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SKU: 01-11-0016
$169.00
$169.00

Color

Lining Natura Pigskin

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Ratings & Reviews

12 reviews

4.9   (12)
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It's all about the Base and the Lightweight

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I am grateful to partner with Saddleback Leather in reviewing this bag for the past several weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts with you!



I was surprised when I picked up the box at my front door because it was so light! Most Saddleback Leather bags are heavier but we accept this because we love the design and quality of the leather. The feminine silhouette of the Urban Tote, weighing 1 pound 5 ounces, was unexpectedly spacious for having such a petite shape. Its side profile is a structured triangle, and after several weeks of use, I'm finding the five-inch base to be a brilliant design decision. The bag has not fallen over in a variety of scenarios: passenger seat or floor of the car, the floor at church or on the sofa cushion next to me. The narrower opening at the top is easy to navigate resting open at about 2-1/2 inches when moderately full. Though some may say they'd like a closure option, when this Urban Tote is carried on the shoulder, the resting of your arm (with the strap at any length) gently closes the bag. The bag cannot be worn in crossbody mode. I do tend to use more secure bags with closures for commuting or travel, but for an everyday carry, I feel comfortable and safe using this bag.



When I first received this bag, there was a bit of disconnect because it isn't like other bags that are more my style, yet I'm loving my experience so far! It's a great shoulder carry with a comfortable adjustable strap. There are no issues with the buckle digging in on your shoulder or collarbone because the buckle attachment is on opposite sides of the body of the bag, giving an asymmetrical look. The Urban Tote holds everything I need for daily use, plus one of my planners (either a Midori Travelers Notebook or the personal size Filofax). The lighter interior suede pigskin lining makes it very easy to see items inside. The outside pocket is tight at first, maybe better for papers/receipts. The inside and outside pockets are on the same side of the bag, using the same stitching. But if the interior pocket is full, the outside one is even tighter and hard to use. I believe this design decision was so the front can have a clean look. Larger smartphones do fit into the interior pocket.



Overall, I'm grateful for the opportunity to discover another unique Saddleback Leather design. The Urban Tote is a great medium/small, everyday carry, LIGHT shoulder bag option made of the quality leather, hardware, and stitching we all depend on with Saddleback Leather's awesome 100-year warranty!

 

Versatile & Timeless Bag

by

I have really been enjoying my Urban Tote from Saddleback Leather the past few months. I love how it molds to whatever outfit I am rocking. I will throw it on with my workout gear during the day and carry it out with friends at night. The leather is beautiful and such nice quality. I have gotten so many compliments on it every time I walk out of the house wearing it. It truly is a timeless bag and I will be enjoying it for years to come.

 

Beautiful, versatile mid-sized handbag

by

I was so excited to hear about Saddleback's brand new Urban Tote. I'm usually stuck with a huge bag because a normal purse just can't contain my day-to-day life! The urban tote is actually big enough to carry everything I need for the day without being super heavy and unwieldy. I really appreciated the details that went into the piece, like the buckles that allow you to adjust the strap length. I also know it will last me forever because it's made by Saddleback!

 

Simple Beauty and Convenience

by

Just received my Urban Tote in DCB. I have to say that I love it! I don't carry a lot of items, so this bag has plenty of room and then some. I was a little worried about the straps, that they would fall off my shoulder, but it turns out that was a needless worry. They stay on my shoulder beautifully. There is no key attachment, so what I did was put a small dog leash style clip on my key ring and it hangs from one of the buckles. My keys hang inside of my bag over to the side and are totally out of the way yet still convenient. The DCB finish is gorgeous and the bag smells great! So far this is a win win situation! Don't be afraid to give this bag a try. I may have to have it in another color or two.

 

All she wanted and then some

by

Bought this for my SO to sneakily introduce her to Saddleback goodness and let me tell you that it was a successful mission! Sure, she's been an admirer of my SBL-gear for a long time and now was the time to get her some as well. Urban Tote became her EDC container right away! As an admirer of things that last and functional simplicity, she really feels that this hits the spots and then some! It's lightweight yet sturdy and fits everything she needs on daily basis. The mirrored fasteners are a great touch as well and for that, it fits many situations and clothing.







That's what she said and therefore that's how it is :) !

 

My *current* favourite

by

I would say it is my absolute favourite, but SBL and Love 41 bags are all equally fabulous to me. I have trouble choosing one over another.



I received this beautiful tote in tobacco as a birthday gift and I was initially worried it would be too small, considering that I fill a medium satchel with all my stuff. I needn’t have worried, with a little rearranging I use all the available space and things are still easy to take in an out.



I carry a big wallet, regular midori travelers notebook, small love 41 pouch with phone charger/perfume/tissues and other small bits, mini hairbrush, keys, lotion, lip balms and glosses and my phone. There are also a few other things floating around, so you can see how much you can actually fit inside!



The bag is light, neat being worn, looks fabulous and sits comfortably on the shoulder. It really is a smashing bag :D

 

A new favorite!

by

I absolutely love this tote!!! It's perfect for everyday running; it's plenty big enough for my must-haves AND a couple diapers for my babies, wipes, and a change of clothes for the youngest baby.



This tote looks great, feels great to carry, and just makes me smile every time I reach for it.



It is definitely my favorite purse to carry- even when considering my designer bags!

 

Dream tote

by

Love love love this bag!



It's a great size and the design allows the leather to keep it's structure.



I get compliments every time I use it.



This Canadian girl loves Saddleback leather!!

 

The only constructive criticism I've ever had for Saddleback!

by

Having grown so used to the wee metal rivet 'stopper' on the soon-to-be-discontinued tote bag, I was surprised this didn't have that awesome handy feature! But otherwise I'm just as in love with this design as all the rest... : )

 

The Perfect Bag

by

Just received my tote in Tobacco. I have one in DCB also. All I can say, is that the bag is just beautiful and it smells great too! I could just sit and inhale its wonderful fragrance! I was very pleasantly surprised by the key fob that came with it. I haven't received a key fob with a bag in years. I hope SBL is going to start sending them out with all of the bags again. This bag is a perfect size if you don't have a lot to carry. It easily fits my Love 41 make up bag ,my SBL Long Tri Fold wallet, my sunglasses and keys and my huge smart phone in a case. I'm sure this bag is going to get some looks the first time I take it out with me.

 

Love this bag!

by

This little bag is wonderful. I love how much you can fit inside it. It's deceptively roomy. It's light and easy to wear on your shoulder. The leather has great pull up and gets softer with use. I turned it inside out and beat it up a bit to soften it faster.

Reviews

Story

The Urban Tote was designed to be light and simple. Adjustable straps accommodate a wide range of heights and body types for comfortable shoulder carry (if crossbody carry is your thing, check out our Hobo Leather Crossbody Purse). Big enough for a mini iPad, this tote will carry you through your next date night or concert. The flat bottom design stays where you set it, without slouching or tipping over. An ideal everyday walkaround bag for the days when the laptop stays home.

Ratings & Reviews

12 reviews

4.9   (12)
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It's all about the Base and the Lightweight

by

I am grateful to partner with Saddleback Leather in reviewing this bag for the past several weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts with you!



I was surprised when I picked up the box at my front door because it was so light! Most Saddleback Leather bags are heavier but we accept this because we love the design and quality of the leather. The feminine silhouette of the Urban Tote, weighing 1 pound 5 ounces, was unexpectedly spacious for having such a petite shape. Its side profile is a structured triangle, and after several weeks of use, I'm finding the five-inch base to be a brilliant design decision. The bag has not fallen over in a variety of scenarios: passenger seat or floor of the car, the floor at church or on the sofa cushion next to me. The narrower opening at the top is easy to navigate resting open at about 2-1/2 inches when moderately full. Though some may say they'd like a closure option, when this Urban Tote is carried on the shoulder, the resting of your arm (with the strap at any length) gently closes the bag. The bag cannot be worn in crossbody mode. I do tend to use more secure bags with closures for commuting or travel, but for an everyday carry, I feel comfortable and safe using this bag.



When I first received this bag, there was a bit of disconnect because it isn't like other bags that are more my style, yet I'm loving my experience so far! It's a great shoulder carry with a comfortable adjustable strap. There are no issues with the buckle digging in on your shoulder or collarbone because the buckle attachment is on opposite sides of the body of the bag, giving an asymmetrical look. The Urban Tote holds everything I need for daily use, plus one of my planners (either a Midori Travelers Notebook or the personal size Filofax). The lighter interior suede pigskin lining makes it very easy to see items inside. The outside pocket is tight at first, maybe better for papers/receipts. The inside and outside pockets are on the same side of the bag, using the same stitching. But if the interior pocket is full, the outside one is even tighter and hard to use. I believe this design decision was so the front can have a clean look. Larger smartphones do fit into the interior pocket.



Overall, I'm grateful for the opportunity to discover another unique Saddleback Leather design. The Urban Tote is a great medium/small, everyday carry, LIGHT shoulder bag option made of the quality leather, hardware, and stitching we all depend on with Saddleback Leather's awesome 100-year warranty!

 

Versatile & Timeless Bag

by

I have really been enjoying my Urban Tote from Saddleback Leather the past few months. I love how it molds to whatever outfit I am rocking. I will throw it on with my workout gear during the day and carry it out with friends at night. The leather is beautiful and such nice quality. I have gotten so many compliments on it every time I walk out of the house wearing it. It truly is a timeless bag and I will be enjoying it for years to come.

 

Beautiful, versatile mid-sized handbag

by

I was so excited to hear about Saddleback's brand new Urban Tote. I'm usually stuck with a huge bag because a normal purse just can't contain my day-to-day life! The urban tote is actually big enough to carry everything I need for the day without being super heavy and unwieldy. I really appreciated the details that went into the piece, like the buckles that allow you to adjust the strap length. I also know it will last me forever because it's made by Saddleback!

 

Simple Beauty and Convenience

by

Just received my Urban Tote in DCB. I have to say that I love it! I don't carry a lot of items, so this bag has plenty of room and then some. I was a little worried about the straps, that they would fall off my shoulder, but it turns out that was a needless worry. They stay on my shoulder beautifully. There is no key attachment, so what I did was put a small dog leash style clip on my key ring and it hangs from one of the buckles. My keys hang inside of my bag over to the side and are totally out of the way yet still convenient. The DCB finish is gorgeous and the bag smells great! So far this is a win win situation! Don't be afraid to give this bag a try. I may have to have it in another color or two.

 

All she wanted and then some

by

Bought this for my SO to sneakily introduce her to Saddleback goodness and let me tell you that it was a successful mission! Sure, she's been an admirer of my SBL-gear for a long time and now was the time to get her some as well. Urban Tote became her EDC container right away! As an admirer of things that last and functional simplicity, she really feels that this hits the spots and then some! It's lightweight yet sturdy and fits everything she needs on daily basis. The mirrored fasteners are a great touch as well and for that, it fits many situations and clothing.







That's what she said and therefore that's how it is :) !

 

My *current* favourite

by

I would say it is my absolute favourite, but SBL and Love 41 bags are all equally fabulous to me. I have trouble choosing one over another.



I received this beautiful tote in tobacco as a birthday gift and I was initially worried it would be too small, considering that I fill a medium satchel with all my stuff. I needn’t have worried, with a little rearranging I use all the available space and things are still easy to take in an out.



I carry a big wallet, regular midori travelers notebook, small love 41 pouch with phone charger/perfume/tissues and other small bits, mini hairbrush, keys, lotion, lip balms and glosses and my phone. There are also a few other things floating around, so you can see how much you can actually fit inside!



The bag is light, neat being worn, looks fabulous and sits comfortably on the shoulder. It really is a smashing bag :D

 

A new favorite!

by

I absolutely love this tote!!! It's perfect for everyday running; it's plenty big enough for my must-haves AND a couple diapers for my babies, wipes, and a change of clothes for the youngest baby.



This tote looks great, feels great to carry, and just makes me smile every time I reach for it.



It is definitely my favorite purse to carry- even when considering my designer bags!

 

Dream tote

by

Love love love this bag!



It's a great size and the design allows the leather to keep it's structure.



I get compliments every time I use it.



This Canadian girl loves Saddleback leather!!

 

The only constructive criticism I've ever had for Saddleback!

by

Having grown so used to the wee metal rivet 'stopper' on the soon-to-be-discontinued tote bag, I was surprised this didn't have that awesome handy feature! But otherwise I'm just as in love with this design as all the rest... : )

 

The Perfect Bag

by

Just received my tote in Tobacco. I have one in DCB also. All I can say, is that the bag is just beautiful and it smells great too! I could just sit and inhale its wonderful fragrance! I was very pleasantly surprised by the key fob that came with it. I haven't received a key fob with a bag in years. I hope SBL is going to start sending them out with all of the bags again. This bag is a perfect size if you don't have a lot to carry. It easily fits my Love 41 make up bag ,my SBL Long Tri Fold wallet, my sunglasses and keys and my huge smart phone in a case. I'm sure this bag is going to get some looks the first time I take it out with me.

 

Love this bag!

by

This little bag is wonderful. I love how much you can fit inside it. It's deceptively roomy. It's light and easy to wear on your shoulder. The leather has great pull up and gets softer with use. I turned it inside out and beat it up a bit to soften it faster.